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Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 05-09-2013
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 19 by Sonja CrawfordThe Hendry County 4-H Mea t Judging Team captured fourth plac e in the Florida 4-H Meat Judging Contest in Gainesville on April 20. Th e team consisted of Dusty Catala, Shelby French and Katelyn Steelman. For those unfamiliar with th e Florida 4-H Meat Judging and Identi cation Contest, it is a competition that has three parts, Judging, Retail Identi cation and Questions. Judging and Retail Identi cation requires the students to develop thei r judgment and decision making skills. In the judging portion of the contest, the teams placed four meat cuts and / or carcasses to rank in order of th e best to the worst. The team too k notes on two of classes to answe r a 10 question test for each. In th e Identi cation portion of the contest, the teams had to identify the species, primal cut, retail name and cooking method for 50 retail cuts of beef, por k and lamb from a list of 120 cuts. The team placed third in the retail identi cation category. The total placing category, the team placed fth. The placing classes consisted of beef carcasses, pork carcasses, hams, beef rounds, beef loins, bee f top sirloin steaks and pork sirloin chops. Questions were given for th e pork and beef carcasses. In the Overall Individual Standings, Katelyn Steelman led the wa y by placing rst in judging capturing third place overall in the competition. Shelby French captured seventh place with Dusty Catala in nineteenth place. Honors for 4-H Meats Judging Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantIn Service to AmericaOn May 3 LaBelle High School saluted its 2013 graduating seniors going into the military. Friends and family crowded into the library to recognize the work these young men and women have already done and the commitment they are making to their future and to the future of America. Principal Lucinda Kelley told the recruits, “No one is prouder of your achievements than we are,” referring to the high school faculty, staff and student body. She told their parents that these young people will continue to need their support in the challenging times they will face. “It’s a wonderful thing they’re about to do.” At that point, US Army SSG Gustavo Nunez took over, presenting certi cates to all his recruits, including Morgan Pepitone, who is the rst female from LHS to be accepted to West Point. The other recruits are, not in order: Ricardo Guzman, Cade Logan, Gener Jason, Joshua Palacios, JaPal Williams, Daniel Garcia and brother Rafael Garcia (a junior), Jesten Clark, Andy Castillejo, Alexus Manzano, Iliana Arellano and Michaila Rae Kelly. Front and center: VFW 10100 Commander R.P. Middleton. BOTTOM RIGHT: Morgan Pepitone, the rst LaBelle woman to be accepted to West Point.The few, the proud . .Sgt. Jose Zapata, center, recognized LaBelle High School graduating seniors and Marine Corps recruits Cesar DeSantiago and Juan Ledezma at LaBelle High School’s Military Signing Day May 3. Appreciation and good wishes go with all these young LaBelle men and women. Come out and celebrate the A nnual Black Heritage Festival/ Reunion. This is a grand time for the citizens of Ford/Sunset Park Community. Those who have lived here return for a day of reminiscing and the best cooking you ever had. The festival begins Friday, May 10, with a Teen Dance at the J ames Singleton Center. The festival continues with: Thursday May 16, 2013 Old Timers Dinner James Singleton Center FridayMay 17, 2-13 Talent Show Upthegrove Elem. Gymnasium Friday May 17, 2013 70s BallJames Singleton Center SaturdayMay 18, 2013 The Festival (All Day) Alton "Kid" J ones Park Saturday May 18, 2013 BBall Tournament (Alton "Kid" J ones Park You don't want to miss a thing! We look forward to seeing everyone there. Black Heritage Festival: Come home

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LaBelle BridalDesigners Dresses... not Designers Prices Quinceaneras, Baptisms & Communions Tuxedo Rentals from Jims Formal Wear 863-342-8288 Century Plaza 443 W. Hickpoochee LaBelle, FL 33935 HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs.Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 2 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Submitted photoDusty Catala, Shelby French and Katelyn Steelman of the Hendry County 4-H Meats Judging Team brought home honors from the state competition last month. Every year the nation celebrates the backbone of this great country by setting aside a week to pay homage to small businesses. Join the Small Business Development Center of FGCU at a luncheon event on Tuesday, May 21, at Edison State College campus in LaBelle, 1092 E. Cowboy Way. Dr. Gary Jackson, Economist at FGCU, Althea Harris, SBA, and Rep. Matt Hudson will present the program focusing on rural SWFL, small business and the economy. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to network with their small business peers. The program is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and includes recognition of nominee Family Eye Center of LaBelle for the SWFL 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Lunch catered by Vicky’s Lunch Box, recently featured in Fort Myers News Press’ Gulf Coasting Restaurant Guide; and, a proclamation from the county recognizing small business. Cost is $15 per person and you can make a reservation at www.sbdcseminars.org or by calling 239-745-3700. In addition to LaBelle activities that wee k there is the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Banquet at FGFCU and the Small Business Resource reception in Fort Myers. Go thesbdcseminars web address for details. SBDC luncheon to celebrate, focus on rural economy May 21 Tallahassee, Florida – With the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 662/House Bill 605 in the Florida House, Representative Matt Hudson, R-Naples, said “Florida business owners will nally have the rate stability and business certainty they need to focus on job creation.” According to Representative Hudson, “This bill will help stabilize and lower the cost of workers compensation insurance rates for Florida businesses.” This legislation:  Reduces Florida employers’ workers’ compensation costs  Removes repackaged drug loophole to reduce costs for Florida businesses  Keeps quality healthcare for workers’ compensation patients “Business certainty and lower insurance rates will allow our job creators to do just that,” said Representative Hudson. Helping business focus on job creation

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LaBelleIra Matthew Stancel, 27, was arrested May 4 and charged with aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon no intent to kill and fraud impersonating a law enforcement of cer in the commission of a felony. J. Ewing w as arresting of cer. Kenneth James Glisson, 28, was arrested A pril 19 and charged with possession of methamphetamines schedule I and possesion/use of drug equipment.ClewistonNicolas Joe Thomas, 20, was arrested may 6 and charged with hit and run leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and ee/elude fail to obey an order to stop. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Jason O. James, 31, was arrested April 30 and charged with a nonmoving traf c v iolation driving with a suspended license habitual offender, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon rerarm or concealed w eapon and fugitive from justice Alabama. CPD Of cer J. Garrett was arresting of cer. Colbert Skinner, 21, was arrested April 31 and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon reram or concealed weapon, possession of cocain with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc., possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufature, deliver, etc., traf ck in phenethylemaines ten grams or more.CPD Of cer J. Garrett was arresting of cer A rrests NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the following petition on May 28, 2013 at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The Board of County Commissioners will consider the recommendations of the Local Planning Agency and make a “nal determination on the vacation of the proposed two (2) road right-of-ways in LaBelle Estates subdivision. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: VC13-0001 Applicant/Agent: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VACATION OF TWO PROPOSED ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS LOCATED IN THE LABELLE ESTATES SUBDIVISION IN THE RESIDENTIAL/MEDIUM DENSITY (RG-2) ZONING DISTRICT. Location: 1625 Fort Denaud Road, LaBelle, Fl Property size: 0.65 acres +/(the acreage of the road right-of-ways being vacated) Request: The applicant is requesting a vacation of two proposed road right-of-ways in LaBelle Estates as follows: as LaBelle Estates which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. depicted in the subdivision known as LaBelle Estates which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Legal description of subject property: as LaBelle Estates which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. depicted in the subdivision known as LaBelle Estates which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Hendry LaBelle Recreation is now registering for the 2013 Summer Youth Camp Program. You may register your child at Hendry LaBelle Recreation Office 310 Cowboy Way LaBelle, FL Monday Friday From 8:00am to 5:00pm Camp will run from June 10 to July 19 For Children ages 5 to 12 C0st is $40 per week. For further information Please call 863-675-5347 3 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Caloosa Federated Republican Women and Southwest Florida Conservative Alliance, join together in commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the rst meeting of Professional Conservative Women of Florida in Clewiston Florida on December 11, 1949, w hich was the beginning of the Florida Federation of Republican Women organized March 1950. The 75th Anniversary of the National Federation of Republican Women w ill be acknowledged also. The date is Thursday May 23, at 6 p.m. at the new Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant on the Caloosahatchee River at the Glades Golf Resort on East Highway 80; approximately halfway between Clewiston and LaBelle. Please make your reservations before May 15,call 863-675-7703 to leave a message. The buffet will provide a variety of seafood/chicken entrees for $45 per person, w ith your reservation you will receive 2 free drink tickets. Please mail your check with the name(s) of attendees to CFRW/SWFCA 505 W Hickpochee Ave, Ste 200/119, LaBelle FL 33935. Casual attire. Key Note Speaker Tris Chapman is a veteran businessman with deep roots in the Florida citrus industry.An executive with Tropicana for over 20 years, after the freezes in the late 1980s, he moved with his family to Hendry County and joined Southern Gardens Citrus as Vice President and General Manager. His wife, Donna, is a teacher at Country Oaks and children, Kyle and Lindsay, are graduates of LaBelle High School, Edison State College and FGCU. Tris Chapman worked his way up Tropicana's corporate ladder from laborer to Director of Citrus Processing Operations while attending college at night and on weekends. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida (USF) in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1980 and an MBA from USF in 1990. He is a rm believer in the Best Practices' and Continuous Improvement' models for success in both business and government. Under Chapman's leadership, Southern Gardens Citrus has been rated the most ef cient citrus processing facility in the world and was inducted into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame' at Harvard Business School in 1998. In 1999, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Chapman to the Florida Citrus Commission where he served two, three-year terms. He stepped down after 12 years as a Director of the Florida Citrus Processors Association, where he served as president from 200810; he was a founding member and Vice President of the Hendry-Glades Leadership Board; has been a Director for Fiberstar Corporation since 2004; served as a Board member of Hendry County's two regional planning organizations: FHREDI and SWFRPC, where he is credited with getting the votes to endorse SR-80 expansion and repair of the most dangerous intersection in Florida, US-27/SR-80. Chapman serves on the Hendry County Education Task Force and in March of this year, Gov. Scott appointed Tris to the Edison Community College Board of trustees. Directions to the Glades Golf Resort and the Lightesy's Restaurant on the Caloosahatchee: 13 Miles from LaBelle east on why 80, Glades Resort will be on your left, pass the of ce turn left then turn right and follow the Club House "Lightsey's Restaurant"signs. Clewiston 15 miles west on why 80 turn right at Glades Resort pass the of ce turn left then turn right and follow the Club House signs. GOP women to mark sixty-third anniversary May 23

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There are three extra special days of the y ear that are very important to those who regularly attend church. They are Easter, Christmas and Mother’s Day. More than likely you are aware that this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Are you ready? There are two key reasons why Mothers Day is so special. First, for most of us, our emotions are touched as we recall the memories of our mom. W hile a person may know many people and have multiple networks that include dozens of individuals, no one has impacted his or her life like good ‘ol Mom. Perhaps this “interpersonal touch” that only a mom can give is why during football season w hen players know they are on camera as they are along the sidelines, these mammoth specimens of men (many of whom tip the scales at upwards of 300 pounds) look into the lens, smile, wink, wave and say, “Hi Mom.” A second reason why Mother’s Day is so special is because it usually evokes laughter. W hile a young girl or teenager may chuckle at some of her mom “motherly ways” it is amazing how she will implement most of those same patterns when she herself becomes a mother. For example, recently I read an article entitled, “You’ve Turned Into a Mom When...” and then it lists several idiosyncrasies such as,  You automatically double-knot everything you tie.  You nd yourself humming the Barney song as you do the dishes.  You actually start to like the smell of strained carrots mixed with applesauce.  You spend a half hour searching for your sunglasses only to have your teenager say, “Mom, why don’t you wear the ones you pushed up on your head?”  You are out for a nice romantic meal with your husband, enjoying some real adult conversation, when suddenly you realize that you’ve reached over and started to cut up his steak for him! How we love those dear people we call, “Mom.” Children do their best to communicate their love for their mother. It is their honest sincerity that often melts our hearts. Here are some examples of things kids have written to their moms on for her special day.  Angie, 8 years old, wrote: “Dear Mother, I’m going to make dinner for you on Mother’s Day. It’s going to be a surprise. P.S. I hope you like pizza and popcorn.”  Robert signed his card, “I got you a turtle for Mother’s Day. I hope you like the turtle better than the snake I got you last year.”  Eileen said: “Dear Mother, I wish Mother’s Day wasn’t always on Sunday. It would be better if it were on Monday so we wouldn’t have to go to school.”  Little Diane expressed her love by saying, “Mom, I hope you like the owers I got you for Mother’s Day. I picked them myself when Mr. Smith wasn’t looking.”  And then there’s this one from Carol: “Dear Mother, here are two aspirins. Have a happy Mother’s Day!” No matter how you look at it, the impact of our mom is a life-long contribution. Inventor Thomas Edison, who no doubt is the most well-known person to have ever lived in this region, once said, “I did not have my mother long, but she cast over me an in uence which has lasted all my life. The good effects of her early training I can never lose. If it had not been for her appreciation and her faith in me at a critical time in my experience, I should never likely have become an inventor. I was always a careless boy, and with a mother of different mental caliber, I should have turned out badly. But her rmness, her sweetness, her goodness, were potent powers to keep me in the right path. My mother was the making of me. The memory of her will always be a blessing to me.” Call your next case. So, what are you planning to do for your mom this Mother’s Day? And don’t forget about the mother of your children, or that special someone God has put in your life who is like a mother to you. The Bible states multiple times to Honor your Father and your Mother (Exodus 20:5, Deuteronomy 5:16, Matthew 15:4, Matthe w 19:19, Mark 7:10; 10:19, Luke 18:20 and Ephesians 6:2.) If the Lord had only said it once, that would be suf cient, right? However, the command is repeated eight times in Scripture! I sort of have the feeling that God is serious about honoring, don’t you? Be encouraged to attend the church o f your choice this Sunday and celebrate your mom. God would be well-pleased, and more than likely, your mom would be, as well. And, while you’re at it, get some owers for her. Or, if she is no longer with us, give some owers to someone in her honor. Just make sure Mr. Smith isn’t looking i f you get them from his garden! (smile) Happy Mothers Day.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church on Highway 80 in LaBelle, locate d across the street from City Hall. 4 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 6752541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. by Pat DobbinsYour sinuses start to hurt from pressure inside; you have an itchy throat and your eyes are watering. Your head feels like it’s going to explode. It’s Cold and Flu season again. You think “I have a sinus infection” and so you search through your old medicines to nd some ‘left-over’ antibiotics from the last time you felt sick and you take them in hopes of feeling better. You don’t know if the left-over medication will help or not, but you feel the need to try something. You are not alone in your thinking; it’s a common mistake people make and it’s now causing problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informing us for years about ‘Antibiotic Resistant Bugs’. Healthcare providers have advised taking prescribed antibiotics “until they are gone” which may have been ten to fourteen days. Unfortunately, many people did not follow the instructions and stopped taking the antibiotics once they started to feel better. The patient then saved the remaining antibiotics, thinking that if they felt sick sometime in the future, they could take the balance of the antibiotic. Taking antibiotics when your body doesn’t need them, can cause germs/bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic treatment, making them increasingly harder to treat. Many people need to be reminded that antibiotics will only help to ght ‘germs / bacteria’ but antibiotics will not ght against ‘viruses’. Colds, u, most sore throats, and bronchitis are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not help ght viruses and taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good. People sometimes try to demand that healthcare providers prescribe antibiotics, but antibiotics are not the “cure all”. Let your healthcare provider decide i f you really need antibiotics. According to the CDC, antibiotics and similar drugs have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have had infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. Antibiotic use has been bene cial when prescribed and taken correctly. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. People infected with antimicrobialresistant organisms are more likely to have longer, more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of the infection. There are many stories in the news lately about ‘Super Bugs’. The people that get these ‘super bugs’ are getting sicker, and staying sicker longer. For more information, you can log onto the CDC website www.cdc.gov/getsmart / antibiotic-use/know-and-do.html The CDC website has very good information about the Super Bug, Antibiotic Resistance and easy steps you can take to sta y safe. Many of the articles are also available in Spanish. Antibiotic misuse causing concerns in medical circles Mother’s Day is one of the great days of the year Patricia Dobbins Les Morgan

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The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund and Goodwill have partnered for two sessions in 2013. The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund has announced an expansion of the Trailw ays Camp program that was launched in October of 2012 to address the social isolation experienced by adults with special needs and their caregivers in Southwest Florida. The Fund has again selected Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. as its partner for operating the 2013 camps. The rst camp session will be May 6-9, 2013 and the second session will be October 7-11, 2013 at the Riverside Retreat Center in LaBelle. The camp minimizes costs by relying on the gracious assistance of volunteers in addition to an experienced staff. Over 30,000 adults with disabilities live in Southwest Florida. These adults, many of whom live with aging family members or caregivers, have few social or recreational opportunities that provide relief or respite for their caregivers. Trailways Camp removes barriers to social isolation by giving participants a chance to experience quality social recreational activities in a safe environment while giving respite to the families and caregivers. Last year's camp session was able to accommodate 20 campers a number The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund hopes to grow. Charitable donations to the Fund are invited to increase the number of available spots at the camp. If you would like to have more information regarding the Trailways camp, camper application, or volunteer opportunities please contact Todd Ryan, Goodwill's Director of Career Development Services (239)995-2106 ext. 2285. Phone and Internet Discounts Available To CenturyLink Customers CenturyLink participates in a government bene t program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible lowincome individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized tribal lands may qualify for additional tribal bene ts (up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges) if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home highspeed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/ internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-888-833-9522 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the \ rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still quali es during that time. 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Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. DOCTOR, LAWYER, ACCOUNTANT • Adjacent to McDonald’s • Across Street from Courthouse3,300 Feet • Will Divide1,800 Feet • 700 Feet •800 Feet Details at www.88mainstreet.com 863-673-5071 Owner ASK FOR PAUL YOUR NAME HERETime Temperature Etc8 8SOUTH MAINF O RENT 5 Caloosa Belle Trailways Camp returns to Southwest Florida in 2013 May 9, 2013 Submitted photoEverglades Federal Credit Union Appoints New CEO The Board of Directors of Everglades Federal Credit Union is proud to announce the appointment of Marta Smith as the new President and CEO. Ms. Smith has been with the institution for over 14 years and has held a Vice President title for the past 11 years. “The Board feels it was a natural t as Ms. Smith has overseen all day to day operations for the past several years” commented John McCallum, EFCU Board President. Her focus has always been to keep the credit union current with emerging technologies and is constantly updating the Credit Union’s website and offering such products as online banking. Most recently she has implemented mobile banking in which members can access their accounts from mobile devices and perform transactions such as balance inquiries and fund transfers. “We are one of the rst to offer such products locally” states Ms. Smith; “I am always researching and am on the forefront of breaking technology. I am constantly trying to nd ways in which to assist our members conduct their business in a safe and convenient environment.” Having seen the credit union double in size in the time that she has been with the Credit Union her plans are to continue the growth and expand the services offered to its members. Everglades Federal Credit Union has been in existence since June of 1941 and is member owned and operated. Located at 1099 West Ventura Avenue Everglades Federal Credit Union can provide services such as checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage loans, Visa’s, CD’s, and many more products. All accounts are Federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

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Harry Richard Smith, 75LABELLE — Harry Richard Smith, passed away May 5, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. He was born May 21, 1937 in Martin County, Fla., to the late Woodrow and the late Mary Lee (Boone) Smith. He worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for many years as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a member and faithfully attended Life Ministries Church in LaBelle for several years. Survivors include two sons, Harry Smith, Jr, Kenny Smith; and two daughters, Sandra (Aaron) Alexander, and Linda (James) Johns;, he also has eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Life Ministries, LaBelle with Pastor Jorge Rodriguez of ciating. Interment w ill be 10 a.m Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Port Mayaca Cemetery, Canal Point. You can view the online obituary and leave y our condolences to the Smith family at w ww.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelleMary Grace MacCormack, 82LABELLE — Mary Grace MacCormack passed away Thursday, May 1, 2013 at Oakbrook of Labelle. She was born 1931 in Ann Arbor, Mich., daughter of the late Anthony and Irene Sykes. She is survived by her daughters Colleen (John) Oldford of Labelle, Fla, Mary (Tim) Moyer of Clinton, Mich., Toni (Arnold) Krause of Coleman, Mich., Eileen MacCormack of Lurinburg, N.C., and Stephanie MacCormack of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; twenty one grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Edmund C. MacCormack in 1991; and son Edmund C. MacCormack Jr. in 2010. Mary retired from Ford Motor Company in Y psilanti Michigan. She loved to knit and enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, painting, country music, and John Wayne movies. Mary lived in LaBelle for many years and for the last four years she resided in the Oakbrook Nursing Home of Labelle. She was and her family are truly grateful for all the excellent care she got there. A private Memorial service will be held in the near future. Obituaries Hendry County Waste Management has extended Curbside Recycling to your area. You will receive two bins the last week in May and service will begin the “rst week in June CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM PROGRAMA DE RECICLAJE THINGS TO REMEMBER: Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, clean food boxes and cardboard should be broken down or cut up to 4 x 4 or less pieces. Bottles, jugs, glass and plastic containers should be rinsed. Separation of materials is not necessary. ITEMS TO RECYCLE: Aluminum soda/beer cans/foil/pie pans Glass soda/beer/liquor/wine bottles; jelly/salsa/any other clear/brown/green bottles/jars Metal soup/fruit/juice/pet food/tuna/vegetables cans Paper news/magazines/bags/phone books/junk mail/ catalogs/of“ce/computer/cardboard/cereal boxes/gift boxes/pasta boxes Plastic containers marked #1 through #7, milk jugs/detergent/bleach/water/soda/shampoo bottles/ butter/whipped topping tubs/#2 black nursery plant pots please) ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: screens/lawn furniture as in juice boxes or waxed cardboard ”ower pots (except black #2)/medicine viles/egg car tons/polystyrene trays/newspaper sleeves/Styrofoam These items need to be disposed of with the regular household garbage. Most grocery stores have a recy cling container to return plastic bags. PICKUP SCHEDULE: Put out within 6 of curb by 6 am, to ensure pick up. North LaBelle/Fort Denaud/Wheeler Road Areas: Pickup Day will be Thursday. Port LaBelle/South Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Wednesday. South 29/Leon Dennis/Pioneer/LaDeca/Everhigh Areas: Pickup Day will be Monday. Pickup Day will be Tuesday. Flaghole/North Montura Areas: Pickup Day will be Friday. Questions: COSAS A TENER EN CUENTA: Peridicos, revistas, correo basura, cajas de alimen tos limpios y cartn deben desglosarse o cortados hasta 4x4 o menos piezas. Botellas, jarros, vidrio y envases de plstico deben ser enjuagados. La separacin de los materiales no es necesario. ARTCULOS PARA RECICLAR: Aluminio minio / pie cacerolas Glass jalea / salsa / otras botellas / frascos claro / marrn / verde Metal / atn / verduras puede Papel cas / correo basura / catlogos / o“cina / ordenador / cartn / cajas de cereales / cajas de regalo / cajas de pasta Plastico las / mantequilla/ champ/ crema batida baeras / # 2 macetas de vivero negro Navidad envoltura de papel / cajas (sin cintas) LOS ARTCULOS NO ACEPTADOS: Ollas de aluminio / sartenes / utensilios de cocina / Vidrio medicina botellas / platos / vasos / ventanas / espejos potable / pyrex carnet de conducir Papel triturado/ envase con una capa de cera, por ejemplo en cajas de jugo o de cartn encerado cos / aceite de motor / anticongelante / macetas (excepto negro # 2) / medicina viles / huevo cajas / bandejas de poliestireno / peridico mangas / espuma de poliestireno permercados tienen un contenedor de reciclaje para volver bolsas de plstico. HORARIO DE RECOGIDA: Ponga en el plazo de 6 de la acera a las 6 am, para garantizar la recogida. North LaBelle / Fort Denaud / reas Wheeler Road: Puerto LaBelle / rea del sur de Montura: Sur 29 / Leon Dennis / Pioneer / LaDeca / Everhigh Acres: Flaghole / North reas Montura: Preguntas: Hendry County Waste Management se ha extendido de reciclaje de su zona. Usted recibir dos contenedores de la ltima semana de mayo y el servicio se iniciar la primera semana de Junio. KEEPING YOUR VISION IN CHECK FOR 31 YEARS!Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you for the last 31 years. We greatly value your business and look forward to being here for many more years to serve you! Family Eye Care100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 6 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013Submitted photo/ Joe ThomasHeritage Museum installation LaBelle Heritage Museum members elected of cers for the 2013/2014 Program Year following a brief but interesting program on Selma Daniels and the school she established for the community's African American children in the late 1930s given by former student Dorothy Lee Johnson Returning of cers elected for a one-year term are Joe Thomas, president, and Elinor Jones, vice president; they are joined by newcomers Martha Cribbs Ratliff, secretary, and Ron Zimmerly, treasurer. Lynda Rider Smith was reelected for a three-year term as director. Irene Doub and Addison Austin, whose terms as directors were not up for election, round out the LaBelle Heritage Board of Directors. Installation of of cers will take place as the only item of business at a potluck dinner at LaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 North Bridge Street, on May 30 at 6 o'clock in the evening. Members are asked to bring a dish -main course, casserole, vegetables, salads, appetizers, or desserts -large enough to feed their party plus four others. This will be a great opportunity to invite relatives, friends, and neighbors to join us for fellowship, tour the museum, and possibly become supporters of the museum by becoming members and helping keep the doors open on a regular basis. No program meetings are scheduled until September, but the museum will be participating in the LaBelle community VIVA Florida 500 celebration commemorating Juan Ponce de Leon's 1513 "discovery" of Florida to be held at Barron Park in early August.

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BAY PINES, FL — The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is now offering extended appointment hours for Veterans requiring primary care, including women’s health and general mental health services, at select locations across southwest Florida. Starting April 10, extended hours for primary care services will be available on W ednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations:  Bay Pines VA Medical Center (primary medical center campus)  Lee County VA Healthcare Center – Cape Coral, Fla.  Port Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) – Port Charlotte, Fla.  Bradenton CBOC – Brandenton, Fla.  Sarasota CBOC – Sarasota, Fla. Primary care services during days of extended hours are by appointment only. V eterans who require “walk-in” services are strongly encouraged to do so during normal business hours – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, Veterans who require emergency care should dial 911 or visit the closest emergency room. “The Bay Pines VA is committed to continuously innovating the way we deliver health care to the Veterans we serve and w hose service we honor,” Said Dr. Dominque A. Thuriere, Chief of Staff, Bay Pines V AHCS. “Providing extended hours at several of our locations is a great example of innov ation and our commitment to delivering health care that is personalized, proactive and patient-driven,” she said. To schedule an appointment, update health information, enroll for VA health care and more, please call 888-820-0230 or visit w ww.baypines.va.gov. About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,500 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The Bay Pines VA is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The healthcare system is also a threetime winner of the Robert W. Carey Circle of Excellence Award, the VA’s top honor for quality achievement. The healthcare system operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. Every year Bay Pines VAHCS treats nearly 100,000 Veterans while providing a full range of high quality medical, psychiatric, and extended care services in outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, and home care settings. For more information about the Bay Pines VAHCS, please visit www.baypines.va.gov or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! BUY ONE COMPLETE PAIR GET 50% OFF A SECOND PAIRFree eye exam with purchase of designer frame (min of $100) & lensesNow Accepting MedicareSpectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.70 W. Yeomans Ave. LaBelle 863-675-2015www.spectaculareye.com 7 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Bay Pines VA extends some primary health care hours Submitted photoHumbling giftRecently Dr. Edward Elkowitz donated an artifact given to him years ago by a former patient and Holocaust survivor, passing the artifact along to the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida in Naples. He parted with it in the hope it will provide a little deeper understanding of the human tragedy perpetrated by the Nazi regime in the 1930s and ‘40s. The artifact is a piece of a wooden plank that served as part of his former patient’s bed in Auschwitz. She took the plank with her when she was liberated and on it she had painted a colorful picture of a Jewish spiritual leader holding a ram’s horn. Dr. Elkowitz encourages everyone of all faiths to visit the Holocaust Museum and learn more about the history of that tragedy. Pictured from left: Museum director, a volunteer and Dr. Elkowitz.

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ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 8 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Having signed to go to Bethune-Cookman University and play baseball for the Wildcats next year, Cowboy baseball powerhouse A ustin Garcia has his eye on the ball and his feet on the path to his future. His bat at his shoulder, Austin stands poised for the next step in his life the step into college and closer to his dream of pro baseball. Austin knows what works for him. His parents showed him the way, “For me to be truthful to myself and not settle for less than I want,” he said. Combine that with hard w ork, and it’s pretty clear that Austin can’t miss. In the LHS library May 6 where Austin’s next step was celebrated with family, friends, schoolmates, coaches and teammates, Principal Lucinda Kelley said Austin is a great example of an LHS student, a positive in uence on campus who worked hard, w as dedicated and always showed a “Yes, sir” attitude. She added that he should be a good t w ith Bethune-Cookman and hailed his excellence both in the classroom and on the ball diamond. Austin holds the 2011 LHS record for most homeruns in a season eight as well as the single season batting Average Record .554 and 2013 Career Homerun Record of 22. Several former coaches spoke up for their former player. Coach Jeff Burton coached Austin in Little League saying, he is a “primary example of what hard work will do” and noted that the family always worked together. Several described Austin’s ability to “explode like a cobra” at bat. Coach Ron Dunbar told the story of a 2012 homerun at Riverdale a monster hit that shot across the ball diamond and across the softball eld never to be found. Fellow Cowboy Derek Bass, who just signed to go to Berry College, and Austin have known each other since they were little, played together in Little League all the way through the majors. “It’s an honor to watch you excel in whatever you do,” Derek told his friend. “I’m looking forward to watching what you do in the future . We’re cool, right?” Jose Garcia, Austin’s dad, noted his son’s accomplishments. His mother said Austin’s Uncle Manuel Diaz is his #1 fan, who helped him as a boy learning the game. As he heads off to college, Mr. Garcia said his son has found his goal but it’s just the beginning of a bigger and brighter future. Determination and hard work, added to his natural abilities and passion, are the same talents that will help in his physical therapy studies at Bethune-Cookman. Austin said he’s been compared to the Anaheim Angels’ Albert Pujols because of his batting stance and approach to batter’s box. Austin himself said he’d one day love to wear a New York Yankee uniform but, if that doesn’t happen, he still wants to stay close to professional athletics as a physical trainer for a team or in a doctor’s of ce. Austin believes that if you work hard you will end up successful. If that is true, Austin continues to blaze a path for himself straight to the winner’s circle. A ustin Garcia signs with Bethune-Cookman Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantPowerhouse Cowboy hitter Austin Garcia, center, sat proudly with his family as he signed with Bethyne-Cookman on May 6. Pictured from left: brother Jose, mother Odalys, Austin, dad Joe and grandmother Norma.

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They have w on the Urban Initiative Florida State Jamboree in Tampa! The Urban Initiative Florida State Jamboree was held at the Larry Sanders Sports Complex in Tampa from May 2-5 and the LaBelle Little League Cardinals traveled to Tampa to play in the Jamboree which has been held each year since 2010. The program’s main goal is to bring the bene ts of Little League Baseball and Softball to youth in urban neighborhoods and affords them the opportunity to play in a tournament setting. They played against 12 other teams in the Major Division (9-12-year-olds) Baseball. At every jamboree event the participating teams have a fun weekend of games, instruction and other special events all at no cost to their local Little League. The Jamboree Awards Presentation was held on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. with special guest Tony the Tiger. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes is the Of cial Breakfast Food of Little League, and a proud sponsor of the Little League Urban Initiative. This year it is the LaBelle Little League Cardinals who bring the banner home to LaBelle and District 18. In their nal game the boys poured on the heat as they were determined to bring home a well deserved win. The action was nerve wracking as the teams went back and fourth taking the lead until the very end. The tough Belmont Heights Padres were playing hard and the Cardinals were not letting up as they took the lead in the sixth inning with a two run double by Jaxon Purvis bringing in Tyler Nesbitt and Tyler Vahle. Vahle’s bat was hot as he went 2-3 scoring two runs with a double in the second inning and a single in the sixth. Tyler Burton handled the Padres’ lineup as he racked up 12 strike-outs. He allowed only one earned run and two walks. Leading up to the championship game the Cardinals took the eld and dominated their opponents. Their rst game was against the Rays and they won with ease 8-0. Their second game was another blowout as they won 13-1 against the Reds. Their third game was more of the same as they easily won 15-2 against the Rockies putting them into the Semi Finals. The semi nal game put Zac Price on the pitchers mound where he held the Mets, a Tampa, team to 0-3 by pitching a no hitter giving the Mets 13 strikeouts. Leagues participating in this annual event were from Belmont Heights Little League— Tampa, Yellow Jackets Little League—Tampa, North Seminole Little League—Tampa, North Miami Little League—Miami, Progress Village Little League—Tampa, West Tampa Little League—Tampa, LaBelle Little League—LaBelle and Northwest Little League—Tampa. Little League Cardinals bring home rst Jamboree title Submitted photo/ Dania VettenLaBelle Little League Cardinals brought home the Urban Initiative Florida State Jamboree title last weekend! This Saturday night, May 11, at 7 p.m. the Hendry County Motorsports Park will host the super fast winged sprint cars of the Florida Mini Sprint Car Association. Those machines will do upwards of 100 m.p.h. down the straightaways and glide through the corners on the Everglades clay with extreme care. Also racing that night will be the open w heel modi eds, limited late models, mini stocks, street stocks and a special 30-lap thunderstock race that will feature many local stars. These local stars will include Kevin Cassidy, Jesse Brown and Tommy Hill. On this family night of entertainment, all children 12 and under will be admitted free with adult ticket holder. The track is located one mile north of the Hwy, 80 and Hwy. 27 intersection and four miles south of Moore Haven. For information call 673-4325 or 982-3478 on race day or go to www.HendryRacing. com. Gates open 4 p.m. racing 7 p.m. Kids under 12 free at sports park Healthy Body Healthy SoulBike for the Cure Fundraiser May 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m at Barron Park. Registration $15 per child. Each child will be in a category according to their age group. Prizes to the winners. This event is to raise funds for Susan G. Komen, sponsored by the Healthy Body Healthy Soul program, which helps low income qual y for a free or reduced cost mammogram. Registration will be at Save A Lot May 8, 11, 14, 15 and 16 at 9-11 a.m and Winn Dixie 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. You can also register May 25 at Barron Park from 8-9 a.m. For information call Mary Bartoshuk at 863-517-0307.Free golf clinicThis is a free golf clinic for all kids, ages 12-18 years, interested in learning to play golf. The registration is May 11 at 8:30 a.m. and the clinic begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be three quali ed instructors at the course teachng the clinic in all areas of golf game. Free T-shirt and hot dogs for registerees. For more information please call Kenny McDonald at The Glades, 862-902-7034 or LW Howard at 673-6329 or Jeff Burton at 673-4047. Sponsors welcome. Sports Shorts

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Graduation will be on June 1st this year! Have you given any thought to placing an ad for your graduate in the paper? Stop by our of“ce 22 Ft. Thompson in LaBelle or call us at 863-675-2541 and we can help make your graduate shine! LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL € Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker LOOKING FOR ACREAGE... CHECK THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTINGS.... € 4BR/2BA Manufactured home on 5 Acres... Reduced price $89,900 € LIKE NEW... 3BR/3BA Custom built 2011 CBS home on 5 Acres. $250,000 A djoining 10 acres also available for sale... Call for details. € TWO STORY, 4BR/4BA Home on 4.8 +/acres located east of town. $250,000 € CUSTOM BUILT HOME on 10 Acres, completely fenced, stocked pond plus palm tree nursery included $450,000 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Donna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager.YOU WILL NEVER LIVE ON THE WATER FOR LESS! Cozy waterfront 2BR/2BA concrete block home on acre in quaint River Oaks subdivision located in quiet Ortona, Florida. Features a large living room, separate dining room, galley kitchen, and a large concrete patio for barbecuing and entertaining! Back yard canal… perfect for fishing boat, kayak, or canoe. OWNER READY TO MAKE A DEAL! ($79,900) RENTAL: 2BR/1BA/1 car garage home in Port LaBelle; $600/month WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $119,000 Just north of the LaBelle bridge. Tons of room to expand. Adjoining property being sold together with this piece. Total of 1.44 acres. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the citySOLDUNDER CONTRACT MOBILE HOMES € Country living at its best! Immaculate 5/3 manufactured home on 5.10+/acres in Muse. Fenced, screened porch, living room, family room, spacious kitchen w/island and much more $120,000. € 3/1.5 on corner lot in Moore Haven. $50,000. € Investors!! 2/1 manufactured home on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $35,000. € Corporate owned! 3/2 on 1.19+/acres in Montura Ranches. $26,250. € 3/2 Manufactured home on .30+/of an acre. Needs some TLC $25,000. € Corporate owned! 3/2 on 1.25+/acres in Montura. $13,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS € .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. € .80+/city lot in Belmont subdivision $9,000. € 1.02 +/city lot in Belmont S/D $9,000. € .60+/city lot $9,000. € .17+/acre lot in Moore Haven $2,850. € Call about our Port LaBelle lots! Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol 10 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Submitted photo/ Bobbie SprattPirates at LMSLaBelle Middle School, in conjunction with the Firehouse Players, presented Pirates: The Musical, May 2. CBJ Playwriting Competition Grand Prize of $500 is still waiting to be claimed!The Firehouse Community Theatre located in LaBelle has extended the Clarence Bud Jones Playwriting Contest until May 17, 2013. Also, for this last week, we will be accepting scripts from residents of south west and south central Florida. If you are interested, please email the Theatre at info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com or visit our website at www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com. $500 is waiting for you!!Pony foundThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Ag Unit recovered a shetland pony last wee k that was running loose on the road. If you have lost a pony, please call the Sheriff's Of ce at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.ABWA scholarships availableABWA scholarship applications are available at Badcock Furniture Store on Main Street. Applicants must a Junior, Senior or Graduate student or attend a vocational school. Community Briefs Submitted photoReading palsThe rst grade teachers at UES would like to thank Ellen Ferguson for arranging two visits from the therapy dogs. Bassets Shelby, Gorilla, Argos and Cici were very good listeners and the children really loved reading to them. We are so grateful to Ellen Ferguson for arranging the visits. We would like to also thank the other volunteers, Vickie Parrish, Norm Clark and Lisa Walker-Johnson who helped make this project a big success.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. LostREWARD-Lost Cat 7 yo, neutered, all black cat. Please if you have him, return him to his family. We miss him so much! If you have seen him, please call with any information!! (570)447-2197 or (863)599-8227 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Journeyman Plant Mechanic $22.88 per Hour Perm Full Time Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Employment Full Time OMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORThis position will assist with managing the physical, scal, and human resources at a eld station location. Supervise water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Document, report, budget, and integrate with other District activities, on one or more eld operations activities such as vegetation management, structure maintenance, canal levee maintenance, water management construction, storm water treatment area maintenance, and pumping operations. Incumbent works with both the superintendent and assistant superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Conduct interviews, train, motivate, assign and evaluate work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District bureaus/sections and of ces, government agencies, and the public. Composition of of ce and eld work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. Education/ Experience Guidelines: Typically has Associate’s Degree in related discipline eld and 6+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works including increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operation of program area of responsibility which also includes 2+ years supervisory experience. Prefer candidates with experience in mechanical, electrical, or structural background. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License. For more details and to apply visit the South Florida Water Management District website at http//www.SFWMD.gov Req ID: 1014BR, Clewiston Field Station. EOE Employment Full Time Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full TimeLATITE ROOFING & SHEET METALThe largest roo ng company in Fl. has numerous openings for all types of roofer’s, laborers, and drivers. Please apply in person Monday Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 7959 Drew Circle Ft. Myers, Fl. 33912 LATITE ROOFING & SHEET METAL TECHOS Y CHAPA La mayor compania de Techado en Florida. Tiene numerosas aberturas (ofertas) de trabajo para todos los tipos de Techador, Trabajadores Laborar y Conductores (chofer). Por favor solicitar en persona. De Lunes a Viernes de 8:00 AM 4:00 PM en la siguiente direccion 7959 de Drew Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33912 Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Shop here first! The classified ads Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic&Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Pets/Supplies3 Jack Russell pups, pure bred. Beautifully marked. Need good homes $150 863-675-2844 Houses RentCOUNTRY VILLAGE LABELLE Very nice 1BR/1BA w/ garage $525/month Margaret Barber Realty 863-675-5968 or 863-221-2944 LABELLE 4br./2ba., Fenced back yard. $650 month plus $650 Sec. Deposit. Call 863-234-7807 Lv. Msg. Labelle Adult 55+ Aqua Isles Resort. Lrg. 7 rm, 3br./2ba. Fireplace, carport, Pets OK. $785 mo. rent, with option to buy. 859-548-2593. Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Houses SaleFor Sale: Port LaBelle, 3/2 Fenced Yard. Quiet Street, Nice Neighbors. For showing call 863-675-7041 or 673-4099 Houses SaleSite Built 3br, 2bath house. Owner nancing with good or bad credit. Only $7,000 down. Very reasonable monthly payments. House is on Oak Street. Call Brittany for more information at (239)244-7025 or (863)675-8888 Mobile Home RentTravel trailer w/attached Florida Room 1bd/2bath Family room, dining room, laundry and storage shed. Unfurnished. Small pets allowed. Adults only 55+ Whisper Creek RV Resort $650 month 239-281-6099 Mobile HomeSale3 and 4 bedroom doublewide land and home package deals. Ready to move in with your good credit and reasonable down payment. Very fast approval. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Doublewide, 3br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot in very nice community only $52,900. Low down payment and nancing available with your good credit. Call Brittany at 239-244-7025 or 863-675-8888 Large 5br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Very easy nancing with your good credit. Call 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 ask for Dwight Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 11 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2528 2007 2024329-28000000820 Osvaldo & Jana Alfonso Lot 147, Section 1, LABELLE FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441093 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2531 2009 1214334-01000010090 Daisy Hill Life Estate And Toshia R. Drummond Lots 9 and 10, Block I, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 2 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat ther eof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441104 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2758 2008 1214334-010000Q0330 Samuel Moody and Tracy Moody Thomas Lots 42 and 43, Block Q, HARLEM SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442243 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ONGOING MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL PLANNING, SURVEYING, ENGINEERING AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS SERVICESRFQ # 2013-17 Opening Date and Time: May 23, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking professional planning, surveying, engineering, and economic analysis consultant services for ongoing assistance in these functional areas. Firms submitting must have expertise in the following areas: 1) functional, comprehensive and small area planning, 2) land development regulations, and 3) economic, market and scal impact analysis. Proposers can have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services. Firms are not required to submit a proposal for all three areas of expertise that is desired. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Section III, Submissions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., May 23, 2013, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by email, jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. There may be awards to multiple rms for various services and there is no guarantee for any particular level of work. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 442273 CB/CN 5/2,9,16/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the 2013-2014 budget and assessment rates and conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Mark Colbert, Chairman 442775 CN/CB 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1880 2009 1264432-A0001930000 Neri Vasquez The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 300, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441097 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will conduct their Annual Board and Medical Staff Strategic Planning Retreat on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 beginning at 4pm at the Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.442788 CN/CB 5/9/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Jessinea Powell, bedroom suite, kids toys, cocktail table, mattress and box spring, 3 piece entertainment center, TV, miscellaneous boxes. 442278 SUN 5/9,16/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1502 2007 1244432-A0001240000 Gary Scott Miller The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5186, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441090 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1637 2007 1264432-A0001530000 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 320, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441101 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1828 2009 1254432-A0002670000 Ismael Portalatin Gonzalez The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4954, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441094 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1920 2009 1274432-A0000380100 Prudence Richards The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 783, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441103 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2007 2008 1264432-A0000040100 Carlos Viana Dantos The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1122, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441089 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2027 2009 1354432-A0000140000 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4645 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442233 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2124 2009 1364432-A0000310100 Stanley F. Gronkiewiecz & Joan E. Rzepka The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4836, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442239 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1912 2009 1274432-A0000170000 Lou’s Properties, Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 843, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441100 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Mobile HomeSaleNew 3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot in North LaBelle. $74,900 Financing available with your good credit. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or Brittany at 863-244-7025 V ery large 3br, 2bath doublewide on Lakefront property. 1/2 acre in nice subdivision only $57,900 with low down payment and nancing available with you good credit. Call Brittany at (239)244-7025 or (863)675-8888 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2160 2009 1364432-A0001480100 Omar & Damaris Rodriquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4011, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442231 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 12 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013

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Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1940 2009 1274432-A0001240000 Raul Hernandez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South,Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 699, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442229 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l. LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1661 2007 1264432-A0002340000 Helen Sparks + Joey C. Scott The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida., excluding the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 409 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441098 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1769 2009 1254432-A0001140000 Arnold D. & Claudia Hessen The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1143, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441102 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2540 2009 1214334-010000K0020 Elbert Allen Jr Lots 2, 3 and 4 in Block K of HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441105 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following parcels of land owned by the County are available for sale and the County is receiving offers: Parcel 1-29-43-18-030-0000-025.0 Block 2, Lot 25, Evelyn Terrace Subdivision, Hendry County, Florida Parcel 1-29-43-18-030-0000-069.0 Block 4, Lots 69 & 70, Evelyn Terrace Subdivision, Hendry County, Florida Parcel 1-29-43-18-050-0003-008.0 Block 3, Lot 8, Royal Palm Estates No. 5, Hendry County, Florida Parcel 1-29-43-18-070-0004-004.0 Block 4, Lots 4 & 5, Royal Palm Estates No. 7, Hendry County, Florida Interested persons should contact Terri Banky, Belle Realty Co., 863-675-7522 or terri@bellerealty.com, who will then contact the County to proceed further. 442782 CGS/CB 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2134 2009 1364432-A0000830000 Nellida Cuego The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4713, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442242 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2118 2009 1364432-A0000150000 Lou’s Properties Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4899, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442236 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1941 2009 1274432-A0001270100 Raul Hernandez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 698, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442232 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2179 2009 1364432-A0002050100 Eduardo Chavez & Lorena De Villalobos The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4155, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442237 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1945 2009 1274432-A0001430100 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 58, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442238 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1998 2009 1344432-A0000180000 Lourdes Pares & Juan E. Pares & Migdalia Pares The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4373, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442230 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2186 2009 1364432-A0002260000 Laida Naranjo Casanova MD & Orlando Naranjo Jr TR The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4139, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442240 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1712 2009 1244432-A0001130100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Laida Naranjo Cassanova TR The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5183, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441099 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1387 2009 1144432-A0001900100 Orlando Naranjo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2742, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441095 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE LABELLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be a LaBelle Municipal Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the LaBelle City Hall, in the Commissioners Chambers, located at 481 West Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Don Davis, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 442419 CN 5/9/2013 13 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1992 2009 1274432-A0002740000 Orlando Naranjo The West one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 231, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442241 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1311 2009 1134432-A0002020100 Lou’s Properties, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3068, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441092 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1822 2009 1254432-A0002540100 Jose M Vera Ramos The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4962, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441091 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1690 2009 1244432-A0000430100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR + Laida Naranjo Cassanova TR The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5328, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441096 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2172 2009 1364432-A0001830000 Caminito Fond-Rose The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal over the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4051, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442234 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1944 2009 1274432-A0001430000 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 57, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442235 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA Case No.: 13-253-DR IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: ROGELIO GARCIA Husband, and JUANA MARIA REYES PERDOMO Wife, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: JUANA MARIA REYES PERDOMO YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Agoston Law Group, whose address is 3375 East Tamiami Trail, Suite 400, Naples, Florida 34112 on or before APRIL 20, 2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at HENDRY County Courthouse whose physical address is 25 HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LA BELLE, FLORIDA 33935, and whose mailing address is PO BOX 1760 LA BELLE, FLORIDA 33975, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 3-26-2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ R. DE LA CRUZ Deputy Clerk 441404 CN 4/25 & 5/2, 9, 16/ 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice LHS Classes of the ‘80sLaBelle High School students of the ‘80s ae invited to a reunion June 22 at Port LaBelle Inn. For more information call Lara Conley at 863-230-0735. LaBelle gardeners to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m. at Pat Johnson’s home for a covered dish picnic, 1231 Pollywog Dr. SW. Enjoy taking a walk through her gardens and bring a favorite dish to share. Bring friends, neighbors or holiday guests with you too. For more information, call Pat at 863-675-8335 or Dave at 863-342-8233.Photo exhibit at libraryBarron Library is now featuring a ne art photography exhibition by local artist, John Hutson. Please come by and see these unique photographs. Community Briefs

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A rts of Inland to meet in LaBelleThe Arts of the Inland will hold their member meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL at 6:00 p.m. All visual, literary and performing artists as well as cultural supporters and the general public are invited to attend. After a short meeting, a variety of literary readings including excerpts from plays will take place on the theatre stage. For further information contact LaVon Koenig at 239-303-5849 or email at artsinland@gmail.com. A merican Legion Auxiliary to meetCome join us, Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 W est in LaBelle. The American Legion, the A merican Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President J ulie at: 863-674-1050 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 561-801-5843. W riters to meetWriters & Want-A-B Writers meet Thursday, May 9th, at Barron Library from 12 noon-1 p.m. today. Share a story.Come, Good Dog!Dog Training! First class starts on Tuesday, May 21, 6 p.m. at CHS Veterinary Clinic Building located at 1050 Commerce Drive in LaBelle. Registrations, payments, and waiver/questionnaire can be made at Caloosa Humane Society located at 1200 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. The fee is: $65.00/6 week class or $30.00/6 week class for dogs adopted at CHS. Dogs must be current on vaccines prior to class starting and proof needs to be on record at the CHS one week prior to the class. Basic obedience class for adults and socialization/puppy commands for dogs under 6 months. For additional information please call 863.675.0997. W idows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet May 16 at Sal Cal Pizza, 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.MCA eventsMay 11, Country jam session and pot luck dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. May 16, Regular monthly meeting. It will start at 7 p.m. This meeting the nal draft to the BY-Laws and the Rental Agreement will be available. Meetings open to anyone who w ould like to come. Refreshments will be served. May 18, Karaoke and pot luck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. There will be NO jam session and pot luck dinner on the 4th Sat. (May 25). A ll events are open to the public and held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-6740467.American Legion meetingsSaturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. the American Legion Post 130 of LaBelle will be hosting a Brick Laying ceremony at the Veterans Park. Everyone is invited to attend. Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery we will be placing ags at the graveside of our Fallen Comrades. Monday, May 27, Memorial Day at 11 a.m. we will be having our Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Denaud Cemetery followed by a luncheon afterwards the American Legion Post 130. Covered dish welcomed. GOP to meetOn May 13, the Republican Party and the Hendry County Republican Executive Committee will be meeting at Beef O' Brady's, 21 South Lee Street, LaBelle. Meet and Greet will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting directly after. For further information please call Linda at (863) 673-6026. Class of ‘88 reunionLHS Class of '88 multi-class reunion, June 22. Steamboat Cruise from Ft. Myers 6-11:30 p.m., $40 pp. To RSVP or more info email scarlettbonjovi@yahoo.com. Spring Cleaning? If you are, and you have items that are usable, and have some value, please donate them to the Cowboy Closet of LaBelle High School. The Closet sets out to help the community with items at low prices. Call Kevin Lutkenhaus at 863-673-4638 or email at lutkenhausk@hendry.k12. .us if you can help. LMS farmers market May 10LaBelle Middle School P.T.O. is planning another Farmer's Market for May 10th, 4-6 pm on the porch of the Chamber Of ce. Please call in advance to place your order. Fresh Corn4 for $1, Fresh Tomatoes2 for $1.00, Cantelopes1 for $1, Sem-Chi Rice1 bag for $1, 2 8oz. Containers of Blueberries for $5 (only have 60 orders available.), Eggplant$1 each. Pre-order, please. Call Bobbie Spratt at 863-674-4646.Mini Health Fairs-May These health fairs are free and open to the public. We will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more Information please call Tabitha Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863-233-1305. Hope Connections Labelle-Friday, May 17, 2013 11 a.m., Cowboy Way LaBelle, Ace HH #299991018. Hope Connections Moore Haven, Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. 691 US 27 NW Moore Haven, Ace HH License #299991018. Hope Connections hursday May 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. Next to the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Ace HH License #29991018. Please join us for a Caregiver's Support GroupThursday, May 9, 1 p.m. at Oakbrook of Labelle, 250 Broward Ave., LaBelle, Ace HH License #299991018. Free QuickBooks WorkshopThere will be a free Quicbooks workshop, registration required to attend, Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m.2 p.m. Come to Beef O' Brady's of LaBelle (Lunch will be Provided). Address: 197 E Hickpoochee Ave. Sponsored by: Simpli ed Technologies. Please contact: Maria @ 863-342-8251 or e-mail: maria@simpli edtech.biz for registration.VFW eventsThe VFW Turkey Shoots are always on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Charcoal Broiled Burgers every Saturda y from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Bingo every Sunday at 2 p.m. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC PARRISH FAMILY CHIROPRACTICDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 Fax (863) 324-8149 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry First Friday of the month from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only)699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE• Tree Trimming & Removal •Stump Grinding • Shaping & Topping863-675-0403Licensed and InsuredPeop l e are searc h ing f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 15 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Community Briefs

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16 Caloosa Belle May 9, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantEdison Phi Theta Kappa supports Salvation ArmyMembers of the Hendry-Glades Edison State College Phi Theta Kappa honor society continue to support the LaBelle Salvation Army through their hard work. They have also put on a Soldier Day at Winn-Dixie Operation Shoebox in which they sent ve big boxes of products purchased by customers for service members. They have put on a bake sale and sold snow cones at COES as fundraisers and have "adopted" the Salvation Army as the focus of their community outreach. Jocelyn Renteria, dual enrolled at LaBelle High School and ESC, received her AA May 3 and plans to attend UCF to study international relations at the end of June. She hopes to work at the United Nations in human rights some day. PTK President Megan Pepitone earned her AA degree last Decmeber and will graduate from LaBelle High School in June. She will leave for West Point June 26. She said the 14-18 member Hendry-Glades PTK society is rebuilding. Vice President Alma Benitez is unsure of her future plans. Front row from left: PTK President Megan Pepitone, Vice President Alma Benitez. Back row: Joseph McDaniel (studying computer information systems), Octavio Vasquez (civil engineering), Jocelyn Renteria and Advisor Sandra Seifert. Submitted photoSurprise of a lifetimeLaBelle's Sgt. Stephen E. McIntyre in the United States Marine Corps, currently home on leave from Iwakuni, Japan, wanted to surprise his girlfriend Erma Sturgeon by giving her an engagement ring at work. The staff at Eden Park Elementary School in Immokalee went out of their way to make this a very special event, hiding Stephen in a back room as they waited for Miss Sturgeon to come into the of ce. The surprise on Erma's face was priceless as well as the uproar from the staff and ow of tears all around. Stephen lived in LaBelle through the 11th grade. His senior year he went to live with his father and graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 2008. He enlisted in the Marine Corps July 14, 2008, and was stationed in San Diego, California. He is currently stationed in Japan and is awaiting dates to be deployed to Afghanistan. Erma is a rst year third grade teacher at Eden Park Elementary in Immokalee. She graduated from Immokalee High School in 2007 and obtained an Associates in Science in Business Management and Marketing from Southwest Florida College. During her education continuation she worked as a substitute teacher for Collier County Public schools where she discovered her passion for teaching and pursued a degree in education. In 2012 she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University.